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Benefits of membership

All memberships are active for 12 calendar months from the date of purchase.


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Levels of Membership and Benefits

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Student/Educator - $25.00
$35 for 35: Individual age 35 and under
  • Benefits listed above for one individual age 35 and under
  • $35 for 35 membership offer ends on 8/31/2022
  • Membership deal is for NEW Maine Historical Society members only.
  • Order $35 for 35 Membership
Household - $75.00
Friend - $100.00
Supporter - $250.00
  • Friend level membership benefits plus:
  • An additional two guest passes to the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and MHS museum
  • 10% discount on space rental for your private event, meeting, or party
  • Order Supporter Membership

Gifts of $500 or more will be assigned to the Annual Fund

Advisor - $500.00
  • Complimentary membership
  • Supporter level membership benefits plus:
  • Private tour of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House for you and up to six guests (by appointment)
  • *Donors age 40 and younger can become members of the 1822 Leadership Circle with a gift of $500.
  • Order Advisor Membership

Membership gifts of $1,000 or more are recognized in our leadership donor society, the 1822 Leadership Circle.

Contributor - $1,000.00+
  • Advisor level membership benefits plus:
  • Invitations to exclusive events, including exhibition and collections viewings, receptions in special Maine locations, and small group discussions with our Executive Director and special guests
  • Periodic correspondence from our Executive Director about MHS activities and trending topics related to history and the state of Maine
  • 25% discount on MHS Museum Store and Vintage Maine Images purchases
  • Order Contributor Membership
Partner - $2,500.00+
  • Contributor level membership benefits plus:
  • 11 x 14 archival quality print of your choosing from Vintage Maine Images
  • Order Partner Membership
Benefactor - $5,000.00+
  • Partner level membership benefits plus:
  • Customized, private tour for up to four guests of MHS's latest exhibition, Brown Research Library, or Riverside Collections Facility
  • Order Benefactor Membership
Patron - $10,000.00+
  • Benefactor level membership benefits plus:
  • History book selected annually by Executive Director
  • Order Patron Membership

Additional Levels of Membership

Institutional Memberships - $40.00
  • One membership card, with the institutions name affixed. This card may be used by up to 2 employees of the institution at any one time.
  • Subscriptions to Maine History, the only periodical dedicated to scholarly research on Maine history, the MHS newsletter, and our e-connection linking you with historical content, news, and events.
  • Free access to our Brown Research Library and online databases, and a 10% discount on research services.
  • Free admission to our changing museum exhibitions, the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, and free or discounted tickets to our public programs.
  • Invitations to exhibit openings, member parties, trips, lectures, and special programs.
  • Order Institutional Membership
Public Library Membership and Pass Program - $75.00
  • Public Library Memberships include seven (7) passes to be used by library patrons.
  • Library passes are transferrable to patrons of the purchasing library.
  • With the pass, up to four (4) of your patrons receive admission to the following: Museum Galleries (Free); Wadsworth-Longfellow House ($5.00); MHS's Research Library - Day Use ($5.00); MHS Museum Store (10% off) Must show library card or pass
  • Maine Historical Society's biannual publication, Maine History, as well as MHS's Member Newsletter are included and will be sent to the participating library.
  • For more information on this program, or to enroll in this membership, please download our Public Library Membership and Pass Program Enrollment Form.
  • Order Public Library Membership and Pass online


Feel free to contact us at (207) 774-1822 or if you have any questions about membership at Maine Historical Society or wish to join or renew by telephone.

If you prefer, download our membership application, print and mail to us at Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101.